Never faced any hassles as a woman, very courteous men around. Overall, Cognizant Technology Solutions is a very good place to work at. I, personally, loved enjoyed. Being a single parent, did not have much of work pressure but then it depends which Department and Section you will be working for. My role was more of an Administrative and pressure wasn't much. Cooperation among colleagues you could see to an extent but not overtly; at the Seniority level, they are helpful and try to find solutions if you approach them but to a certain level. At the initial stages, had a tough time with the HR as they were very disorganized but towards the end of my stint, they also tried to place me in some other department as they did not have further work for me in the same department I was at. Problem that occurred was though they promised verbally it was a permanent job and was offered, after a period of some months they did not have enough work for me and did not know what to do with me and asked me to leave. This I mention so as to give you a fair idea on the pros and cons. I did not have a chance to personally know about the appraisals and compensation so cannot comment on that. But yes, they paid me completely in my fnf without any hassles and running about.
But the environment is good, canteen is hygienic and food is good. From what I gathered was Cognizant expects you to deliver as per the timeline without any compromise on projects.
Its been 2 years since i left cognizant but the company is very dear to my heart. I worked for application security assessments. I was fortunate to work in a team of supportive and knowledgeable people.
Pros: employee friendly policies, transport facility, support for higher studies and certifications, lots of resources available for knowledge upgradation, location transfer possible within INDIA as Cts has lots of branches all over india, good canteen facility. Good reward system
Cons: nothing comes to my mind. People who have been with the company for long Seem to be of good standard. If you get a good team of supportive people and projects of reasonable deadlines, you are lucky. Cts will make life enjoyable in such cases.
Personally i felt so much work stress in CTS so its one of the main reason i quit my job. But that depends on the projects, some projects provide work from home which is very rare. But as far as i know working environment is quite good.
Its not that supportive in terms of policies, moreover now its mandetory to stay 9 hours in office.
If you are working for long in cognizant and have a strong network and good relation with your superviser then only you can get few benefits. I would suggest not to join cognizant if you dont have strong support system from your family
Cognizant creates friendly and supportive environment for women during pregnancy and after delivery.
Health advice, phone support from doctors, expert diet advice and post partrum care.
Cognizant is an employee friendly company to work with.